A 5 star hotel, is perched on a shallow cliff in Sicily overlooking the sea of Palermo is the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea. Set in fragrant, terraced gardens, Villa Igiea has been a landmark for more than a century, since its conception by famed architect Ernesto Basile. It is a magnificent example of Art Nuveau in its furniture and appointments and is sure to charm anyone who visits. Guests have long been captivated by Igiea`s spacious, welcoming lobbies, sweeping gardens, formal dining rooms and large luxurious guest rooms and suites, many with balconies that overlook the gardens and the sea. The rooms and the suites are beautifully appointed and offer large, modern bathrooms, direct-dial phones, mini-bars and air conditioning. The Villa Igiea dining-room - where top-notch service is sure to please even the most discriminating diners - offers guests the opportunity to sample some of the most delectable Mediterranean cuisine around.